The name means “the best” in the Occitan language. A full-on botrytised wine, it is rich, sweet, super-ripe, the botrytis giving its true dry edge. And, as is often found in a great Jurançon, it has a lightness from acidity and bitter orange tones. Definitely ageworthy, this will develop for 5–10 years, probably more.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.